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The science of sports medicine (and the R535 billion supplement industry)

The business of sport has evolved to warrant a discipline that keeps athletes on the field.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

Once exercise is part of your life the risk of serious disease reduces tremendously.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

The sports supplement industry in the US is worth $40 billion!

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

Mountain biking is our number one source of patients! It’s the new golf!

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that specifically deals with physical fitness and the treatment as well as prevention of sports and exercise related injuries.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr Jon Patricios, a Sports Physician at Morningside Sports Medicine Centre, for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Amateurs want the same attention as professionals.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

The Vitality model is based on very serious science.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

There are four centres in the country that does postgraduate sports medicine training.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

The sports supplement industry have been unregulated for years.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

They [the sports supplement industry] are targeting young people.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

Dis-Chem only puts products on their shelves that they have tested.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

There’s a bigorexia phenomenon.

Dr Jon Patricios, Morningside Sports Medicine Centre

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